Hot Weather Chickens

Many Southern states in the U.S. experience extreme heat waves, especially during the summertime. Heat can create difficulties for many people and animals, including chickens. Cackle Hatchery® offers a selection of hot weather chickens that thrive in sizzling conditions.

Heat-tolerant chickens have distinctive features that help them adapt to living in warmer weather. One such feature is a light color feather pattern. Light color plumage reflects sunlight, rather than absorbs it. Hot weather chickens also tend to have larger combs. The greater amount of exposed skin more readily radiates heat away from their bodies during the warmest conditions. These breeds also are generally smaller overall. Small size means they have less body mass to heat up in the summer sun. And small chickens can more easily find shade.

Many of these breeds lay eggs with white shells. They therefore make an excellent choice for anyone wishing to raise chickens for market egg production. The adaptability of these hot weather chickens makes them an outstanding choice for anyone living in a hot climate. You’re sure to enjoy the benefits of raising these warm-weather birds.

Shop our selection online and place an order today. Or learn more about the benefits of each of these breeds by calling our Cackle Hatchery team at 417-532-4581.

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